The '''Massachusetts Bible Society''' is a Christian
, ecumenical organization founded on July 6, 1809 at a ceremony in the Representatives Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. It was formally incorporated on February 10, 1810 and is the third oldest Bible Society
in the United States, following the Philadelphia
society, founded December 12, 1808 (now known as the Pennsylvania Bible Society),
and the Connecticut
society, founded in the Spring of 1809.
The offices of the society are located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts
on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School
While affiliated with the National Association of State and Regional Bible Societies and often working with the American Bible Society
and the International Bible Society
, the Massachusetts Bible Society is an independent organization governed by its own Board of Trustees.